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South by Southwest (SXSW) 2024 Film & TV Festival 

Austin, United States, March 8 to 16, 2024


(Features, shorts, TV or XR projects) 

The SXSW Film & TV Festival is currently accepting entries. 


  • Competitive: Yes 
  • Entry fees: Yes (40 – 110$ USD) 
  • Please note that all films must be submitted directly to the festival



For nine days in March, creatives of all stripes gather for the acclaimed SXSW Film & TV Festival program. Running concurrently with the SXSW Conference, Music and Comedy Festivals, attendees can take advantage of the opportunity to connect with a wide array of industry experts, making the Film Festival an unparalleled experience at the forefront of discovery, creativity, and innovation. 

SXSW provides the game-changing buzz every filmmaker dreams about for the premiere of their feature film, short, episodic, or XR project. 

SXSW is a qualifying festival for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Short Film competition. The Best Animated Short, Best Narrative Short and Best Documentary Short winners become eligible for the Academy Awards.  

In 2023, there was a strong Canadian presence at the festival including the feature Blackberry (Matt Johnson), Bloody Hell (Molly McGlynn), I Used to Be Funny (Ally Pankiw) and Until Branches Bend (Sophie Jarvis) among others. 

Telefilm Canada recognizes the selection of features, shorts and XR projects in this festival for application to the International Promotion Program

Promotion and Communications 
Telefilm Canada, Montreal  
1 800 567-0890